One art exhibition wants to shine a spotlight on the physical and psychological scars left by breast cancer and mastectomy in Madrid.
Exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum of Art, titled “From Skin to Canvas: Another Take On Breast Cancer“, features digital copies of works by Francisco de Goya, Peter Paul Rubens and Hans Baldung Grien, which have been altered to look like nude subjects. mastectomies,
“With this intervention we are drawing attention to the disease process,” said Juan Alberto García de Cubas, president of the Fundación Cultura en Vena (Culture in Your Veins Foundation), which organized the exhibition.
As part of the show, Cultura en Vena filmed a video of Goya’s The Naked Maja being taken to the hospital in an ambulance, where the painting undergoes “surgery” as a team of artists paint a scar on her left breast. . The art work is then taken to the museum by ambulance and hung on the wall.
Gemma Salas, a 44-year-old architect who underwent a mastectomy to treat Breast CancerSaid that the exhibition had a deep impact on him.
women who pass mastectomies Salas said it often takes learning to love yourself and your body again.
“To me the painting shows that after healing, when you feel a little lost, it’s like being reborn as a woman,” she said. “Having a mark doesn’t mean you’re less than a woman.”
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